Steffen Storbeck

Steffen Storbeck passed away suddenly on July 11th, 2021, in Pearland, Texas. He was the beloved husband of Elham (Eli) Storbeck and father of Shiloh and Ashton Storbeck. He is survived by his mother Barbara Storbeck of Manvel, Texas, his father Rodney Storbeck of Wills Point, and sister and brother-in-law Sabine and John Ausher of Schertz, Texas.

Steffen had a 26 year successful career with the Union Pacific Railroad. He started his career in Waco, Texas in the track department and shortly moved into the train service where he spent many years as brakeman then locomotive engineer. He then became a Manager of Operation Practices.

His warm heart and compassion for people drew him to many charitable causes. He was especially proud of being apart of the Toys for Tots annual drive.

Steffen never met a stranger. He loved to talk to people. His charisma and sense of humor kept everyone laughing. He was the ultimate storyteller.

Steffen loved his family. The most important things in the world to him were his wife Eli and their two beautiful children Shiloh and Ashton.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 15, 2021 with a rosary to begin at 6 p.m. at Crowder Funeral Home in Pearland, TX. Mass will be Friday, July 16, at 11:00 am. at St. Helen Catholic Church in Pearland, TX. Burial will follow at South Park Cemetery.


  1. God bless you Steffen!!! It was a honor and privilege to work with you. You will be missed. Highball Brother. Highball.

    Andy Flescher
  2. God needed another Angel Steffan. It was a privilege to see you climb the ladder at Union Pacific. You excelled at every level. I enjoyed our trips together over the rail. I was very proud of you when you became a manager. I look forward to seeing you again. God Bless your Soul and God Bless your Family.

    Dean Blasingame
  3. A fine railroader and fair and impartial manager for this company you will be missed. R.I.P. until we meet again.

    Buddy Christopher
  4. I was shocked to hear of your passing. You were a great co-worker and a better manager because of the respect you extended to everyone. You will be greatly missed and R.I.P. my friend.

    Rick Adams
  5. Condolences from the Harris family. Ray worked with Stephen in Waco at the Bellmead Yard. He was a good man a great to work with. I’m sure he’ll be dearly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

    E.R. (Ray) Harris
  6. Steffen was an great man. He was always there for me and my brothers no matter what time of day it was. He devoted himself to his family and his work. Steffen was a huge supporter of veterans and also played a huge role in helping coordinate a yearly Toys for Tots campaign with UPVets. He will be missed dearly by all who had the pleasure of knowing him.

    Calvin Blackshear
  7. Godspeed Brother Steffen,

    Thank you for your Friendship, Coach, and mentorship. May God’s Grace care for you and your Family. Highball til we meet again Friend.

    Roland Glenister

    Roland Glenister
  8. Steffen was a good man and a really good manager. I’m sad to hear of your passing and you will be missed. Prayers for your family.

    Curtis Moore
  9. This is so heartbreaking. Steffen made us feel at home when we moved to Sedona Lakes a year ago . He’s got a big heart, thoughtful, and always smiling. We miss him already 😭.

    Guille Rafa
  10. Great teammate, better friend, servant leader. You will be missed. It was an honor.

    Michael Everhart
  11. Condolences to Steffens family.
    He was a good friend and co- worker.
    God bless you, RIP my friend.

    Joey anderson
  12. Condolences to The Storbeck family.
    Steffens was a good friend and co-worker.
    May God bless you, RIP my friend.

    Joey Anderson
  13. As one of Shiloh’s teachers, I am heartbroken for this precious family. It was evident that Shiloh and Ashton were the brightest lights in Steffen’s life. I’ve rarely met a person more interested in people as individuals. What a gift! It is evident that he was admired by many and I count myself among them.

    April Bivens
  14. This is a shock and heartbreaking. You were a great friend. I can’t imagine life without you in it. You will truly be missed. My prayers go out to your family and friends as I know they will miss you so much.

    Lori Gossett Grisham
  15. Great person and a great manager you will be miss.

    Cedric l Brown
  16. I met Steffen when I went to Texas for the first time to visit my friend Elham. He made it his mission to show us around and have fun. He showed me the Texas way. I don’t know if anyone has had the pleasure of eating Steffens Texas style steak but I can confirm that steak was one of the biggest and the most delicious bbq I’ve ever had. I feel so lucky to have had that time with him. He thought me how to shoot a gun. He bought me my first ever margarita. It was an amazing Texas experience and he was one amazing person who could get along with anyone no matter their age.
    I’m honored to say that I met him. I can’t believe he is gone but only the good one go early. He will always be in our hearts and thoughts.
    My heart goes out to his family.
    I know just like Steffen, his family is strong and they will be okay.
    I love you Elham, I’m always here for you. I’m so sorry for your lost ♥️.

  17. Steffen opened his home to us when we traveled to Texas. He loved my food but one thing he didn’t like was my cold milk soup, it was funny cause he didn’t want to say it was bad cause he didn’t want to hurt my feelings. He had one of the biggest hearts.
    It’s been an honor knowing such a great guy.
    It’s a shame he had to go so soon, we will miss you.
    He was a loving father a great friend, and an amazing person.
    Rest in peace.

  18. My condolences & prayers for family & friends.
    Steffen will be greatly missed.

    Lupe Koch, RN
  19. I first met Steffen in Waco, Tx., he was an extraordinary manager and railroader. He had ideas on how to better manage and make things easier for our employees. He will be greatly missed by many.

    Carlos P. Colorado, retired RR’er
  20. First met Steffen in Waco. Very good man both at work and home. He is someone that many should emulate.

    Duane Arledge

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